The Board of Directors of Renfe have approved the entry of the company into the high-speed market of France with rolling stock from Alstom.
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The dual-mode Coradia Polyvalent trains will have four cars each, with a capacity of 214 seats, which will be equipped with reading lights and sockets.
Designed to ensure cross-border links thanks to ERTMS technology, these trains can run on several types of network voltages.
By reinforcing security whilst improving the flow of travellers at borders, passenger satisfaction will be improved.
Having already chosen the HASTUS solution for planning and operations of its Transilien network in the Paris region, SNCF is now deploying GIRO’s software for its national TGV high-speed train network.
With this order, the 360 Francilien train fleet will be the largest rail series in Île-de-France; improving the punctuality of the lines in Paris.
A direct link will soon connect Paris Gare de l’Est and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with trains specifically designed to supply comfort for airport clientele.
The OMNEO Premium will provide approximately 25 per cent more seating capacity to intercity travellers between Paris and the Hauts-de-France region.
The service could save approximately 1.2 tonnes of CO2 per trailer per trip; a total saving of 37,200 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The centre will make it possible to study the needs of passengers and operators in a pre-emptive way, while benefiting from a collaborative environment.
As part of Global Railway Review’s Going Digital in Rail Week, Fabrice Simonin, Head of Rail Business Unit at GiSmartware, explains how the company’s NetGeo Rail solution is useful for infrastructure managers and how GiSmartware aim to build a brand-new platform for data processing and predictive maintenance.